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Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the United States ("Anti-Gov Extremists")
The White House Website ^ | February 5, 2013 | Quintan Wiktorowicz

Posted on 02/14/2013 6:33:30 PM PST by optiguy

The American public increasingly relies on the Internet for socializing, business transactions, gathering information, entertainment, and creating and sharing content. The rapid growth of the Internet has brought opportunities but also risks, and the Federal Government is committed to empowering members of the public to protect themselves against the full range of online threats, including online radicalization to violence.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: extremists; internet; monitoring; whitehouse
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I'm not sure if this slipped by unnoticed. I did a search.

Violent extremist groups ─ like al-Qa’ida and its affiliates and adherents, violent supremacist groups, and violent “sovereign citizens” ─ are leveraging online tools and resources to propagate messages of violence and division. These groups use the Internet to disseminate propaganda, identify and groom potential recruits, and supplement their real-world recruitment efforts. Some members and supporters of these groups visit mainstream fora to see whether individuals might be recruited or encouraged to commit acts of violence, look for opportunities to draw targets into private exchanges, and exploit popular media like music videos and online video games. Although the Internet offers countless opportunities for Americans to connect, it has also provided violent extremists with access to new audiences and instruments for radicalization.

There are links to PDFs outlining the task force's objectives and tools to be implemented. ---Heads up!

1 posted on 02/14/2013 6:33:50 PM PST by optiguy
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To: optiguy

Islamists? Communists? Dorner fan clubs?

//sarc


2 posted on 02/14/2013 6:35:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: optiguy

Wait, I’m confused.....are they worried about anti-government types or extremists? Can’t they make up their mind? Are they worried about both types? ;)


3 posted on 02/14/2013 6:44:42 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: optiguy

Let me guess. Advocating the government being accountable to the rule of law makes one a violent extremist.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 6:47:36 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: optiguy

Anyone know what their Freeper name is?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 6:47:36 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: optiguy

Obama activates his version of “the plumbers?”


6 posted on 02/14/2013 6:49:04 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: optiguy

They will be coming after Conservative sites.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 6:52:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Still Thinking

The way the I read the fact sheet at the end of the announcement, they’ll make it up as they go along.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 6:53:07 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: optiguy

In Newspeak, “sovereign citizens” = “tea party terrorists” = “Constitution fanatics” = bitter clingers standing in the way of socialist utopia.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 6:57:03 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: optiguy

10 posted on 02/14/2013 6:59:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Venturer
FACT SHEET: Working to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence in the United States

A Starting Point: This is a starting point to tackle the threat of violent extremist use of the Internet. Adopting an Internet safety approach and related tools is key, but the Interagency Working Group to Counter Online Radicalization to Violence will be charged with considering additional efforts, as appropriate.

Protecting Freedom of Speech: It is important that we continue to protect civil liberties and privacy as we implement an Internet safety approach and that we do not restrict speech. Our focus is on providing communities with information for staying safe online from individuals who are trying to encourage others to commit acts of violence. Our concern with protecting civil liberties and privacy informed the development of our policy and will guide the efforts of the Working Group.

Addressing the Threat: Violent extremists use the Internet to recruit and radicalize Americans to commit acts of violence. We have seen attacks over the last several years in which consumption of propaganda over, and communication through, the Internet played a role in the radicalization of the attacker. The Federal Government will work to make communities more resilient to these messages of hate by raising awareness and providing tools. Informed and resilient communities are our Nation’s first and best line of defense against terrorism.

Resources and Implementation: The resources necessary for implementing this policy will be determined by the Working Group. However, the goal is to integrate these efforts into ongoing Federal, state, and local Internet safety programs. For example, the OnGuard Online website hosted by the Federal Trade Commission will begin including information about violent extremist use of the Internet in their existing Internet safety materials. Implementation will be coordinated by the Working Group, which will be chaired by the White House National Security Staff. Relevant departments and agencies will participate in the Working Group and collaborate to implement this policy.

Collaborating with Industry: The Federal Government will collaborate with industry to explore how we might counter online violent extremism while protecting lawful Internet use and the civil liberties and privacy of individual users. Many companies have developed voluntary measures to promote Internet safety (such as fraud warnings, identity protection, and Internet safety tips), and we look forward to hearing their views about how we might apply similar measures to counter online radicalization to violence.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 6:59:20 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: Travis McGee
From DHS website: The threat posed by violent extremism is neither constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology.

Could mean whoever they define.

12 posted on 02/14/2013 7:04:19 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: GeronL

With the exception of some Islamist sites (not FOB sites), it is aimed mainly at white, conservative sites including FreeRepublic, the Gun Rights organizations, White supremacist groups (who should be kept under law enforcement surveillance, not Red House monitoring), and groups of scientists who don’t buy the environmental wacko theories of global warming (Hansen says these scientists are a threat to national security), etc.

This is a revival of the old Huston Plan under Nixon/Dean, but at least Huston’s targets were legitimate threats to the US.

I wonder if Van Jones is going to be monitored because of his leadership of the maoist revolutionary “STORM” organization he headed before Valerie Jarrett recruited him for “Green Czar”? Oh, I forgot, you can listen to his crap on MSNBC or CNN. Nevermind.

Welcome to Obama’s version of “1984”, comrades. You’ll love it, or else!


13 posted on 02/14/2013 7:09:22 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: optiguy
Some members and supporters of these groups visit mainstream fora to see whether individuals might be recruited or encouraged to commit acts of violence, look for opportunities to draw targets into private exchanges, and exploit popular media like music videos and online video games. Although the Internet offers countless opportunities for Americans to connect, it has also provided violent extremists with access to new audiences and instruments for radicalization.

Oh. Like the FBI and BATF...

14 posted on 02/14/2013 7:12:15 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

The guy who started the modern version of tracking political enemies and other potential “trouble makers” was a guy named Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich. I’ll leave it as an exercise for readers who’ve never heard of this individual to research him.


15 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:55 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: optiguy

It is long past the time to get off the internet and start meeting in private homes. And thanks to technology the meetings really should be in Faraday cages.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 7:18:07 PM PST by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Exactly. How many times have we read about some perp being arrested only to find out the whole operation was planned, financed and coordinated by the agency making the arrest.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 7:20:11 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: optiguy

Be prepared and watch the mouth.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 7:20:20 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: optiguy
From DHS website: The threat posed by violent extremism is neither constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology.

Could mean whoever they define.

Which has become fairly significant, since Obama has declared that he has the personal authority to order a drone strike on any American he "deems" a threat, and that he can do so outside of the rule of law, the oversight of Congress, any known due process and within top secret status.

Just sayin'.

19 posted on 02/14/2013 7:25:53 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: optiguy; Liz; AT7Saluki

20 posted on 02/14/2013 7:25:53 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: optiguy

Tick. Tock.

The federal government apparently fears its own citizens more than any external threat, and rightly so.

And that is the way it should be.

These beauracrats need to be reminded from time to time just exactly who they work for.

They may have bought off most of the masses, but they can never buy off the patriots.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 7:35:26 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: optiguy; All
The extremist are in the White House. They have blatantly spoke of tyranny and murder. They fear mainstream views, and label them as extremism, to attack political opposition. They smear organizations like the Oath Keepers because they fear those who take their oath serious. The mainstream media, and leftist politicians are domestic enemies of the Constitution who are openly conspiring to commit mass murder.

www.OathKeepers.org

22 posted on 02/14/2013 7:39:35 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (www.OathKeepers.org/oath/)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All

2/10/13

“Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm”

“...In December, Riot was featured in a newly published patent Raytheon is pursuing for a system designed to gather data on people from social networks, blogs and other sources to identify whether they should be judged a security risk...”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2988200/posts


23 posted on 02/14/2013 7:49:30 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Darren McCarty
Be prepared and watch the mouth.

DHS has already rolled out the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative program. Under this program:

"This initiative provides law enforcement with another tool to help prevent terrorism and other related criminal activity by establishing a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing SAR information. Remember, you can report suspicious activity anonymously"---DHS Website

24 posted on 02/14/2013 7:50:38 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: SpaceBar

Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich

heh.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 7:53:11 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 444Flyer

I missed that post. Thanks for the link.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 7:53:34 PM PST by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: optiguy

Welcome.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:00 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: dynachrome

A pioneer in the craft. Pre-computer days. He had a thing for color-coded index cards. And heaven help you if you were on one.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 8:03:47 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: optiguy
Right wing extremist.
29 posted on 02/14/2013 8:33:26 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: NVDave

Related to our brief exchange on the thread entitled:

US Is Victim of Massive Cyber Espionage Campaign


30 posted on 02/14/2013 9:07:26 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: optiguy

Chris Dorner = OK

Tea Party person = WATCH OUT! Red Alert! Violent, extremist, anti-government radical!!!

/sarc


31 posted on 02/14/2013 9:10:34 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: optiguy

That’s funny coming from a pack of anti-freedom extremists. They want to regulate the inanities of life, right down to the size of soft drinks people can buy!


32 posted on 02/14/2013 9:21:11 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Second Amendment acknowledges our inherent right to revolt if tyrannized.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Replace the texas star your nifty flag with a “sheriff’s badge” and we non texans can use that flag too!


33 posted on 02/15/2013 12:16:13 AM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I don’t do the photoshops, I just stole that somewhere. Maybe someone here can suss that out.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 12:26:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Nope, the Cleaners.


35 posted on 02/15/2013 3:44:54 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SpaceBar

Things didn’t end too well for him, though.


36 posted on 02/15/2013 3:46:03 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Fred Hayek
Let me guess. Advocating the government being accountable to the rule of law makes one a violent extremist.

Yep - the Founders would be looked at as anti-government extremists and a serious threat. We may find out if the mold broke with them or if there are enough noble People left to save us.

37 posted on 02/15/2013 4:40:30 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like this:


38 posted on 02/15/2013 5:42:41 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Fred Hayek

Sedition Act, Part II ?


39 posted on 02/15/2013 7:25:50 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
it is aimed mainly at white, conservative sites including FreeRepublic

I didn't know that FR was a "white" site.

40 posted on 02/15/2013 7:30:39 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

I didn’t know that FR was a “white” site.

In the last year FR has been the Allen West / Herman Cain / Thomas Sowell / Clarence Thomas Mutual appreciation society.

I Don’t get that falacious point either...


41 posted on 02/15/2013 7:57:17 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Talisker

Some leftists have openly admitted this,
but it’s in the hearts of all of them -

they desire to use the State to kill those who oppose them.


42 posted on 02/15/2013 8:05:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: trebb

We save ourselves or no one does.


43 posted on 02/15/2013 8:06:13 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: optiguy
""Since when has it been part of American patriotism to keep our mouths shut?"
"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism"
"Blind faith in bad leadership is not patriotism""
Hillary Clinton 2006

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


44 posted on 02/15/2013 8:21:47 AM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Still Thinking

They are afraid that you will see information about govt. abuse /stupidity & be moved to organize against it . In plain English they are afraid that you will get pissed off at learning at just what a bunch of crooks & degenerates they really are.


45 posted on 02/15/2013 1:53:07 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner
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To: GraceG

The people you name are not really black, at least according to the Regime and its sycophants.


46 posted on 02/15/2013 2:24:13 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Grandma Conservative
We save ourselves or no one does.

I totally agree. My rhetorical comment was me actually wondering if there are enough right-minded People left to be able to accomplish the task. Back in the '50's, society would have risen up and told the government, "Enough!". In today's "society", I'm not sure there's enough conviction and courage left to get the People actively involved enough to turn it around. So many folks waiting to see how it goes and waiting for the magical "perfect conservative candidate" to fix everything. They lose sight of the enormity of what has happened to us and the enormity of what it would take to actually fix it. It's going to take sacrifice and determination of a level not seen since the World Wars and I have doubts about the willingness to endure the "inconveniences".

47 posted on 02/16/2013 4:18:14 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: optiguy

DHS has already rolled out the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Iniative program while the FAA is working at light speed to get drones in the air.


48 posted on 02/16/2013 5:32:41 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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To: trebb
I've been preaching that conservatives need to get involved more also in party politics, boycotting liberal companies, and creating our own media (especially a new network). All that is necessary for liberalism to triumph is for conservatives to do nothing.

It's going to take sacrifice and determination of a level not seen since the World Wars and I have doubts about the willingness to endure the "inconveniences".

Considering where our economy is heading, people won't have much choice in enduring inconveniences.
49 posted on 02/16/2013 6:05:21 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (All that it takes for liberalism to triumphant is for conservatives to do nothing.)
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To: optiguy
If they would address the problem of GOVERNMENT extremists, then they'd have less trouble with "anti-government extremists."


50 posted on 02/16/2013 7:05:31 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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